Fixed Star Haedus II (Haedus)

Haedus II at 19°27′ Gemini has an orb of 1°50′
Fixed Star Haedus II

Auriga Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Haedus II on June 10

Fixed star Haedus II, Eta Aurigae, is a 3.2 magnitude blue star on the left arm of the Charioteer, Auriga Constellation. Eta Aurigae was one of the two haedi (Latin for ‘kids’) of the she-goat Capella, the other being Haedus I, Zeta Aurigae. Haedus is sometimes spelled Hoedus.

Eta Aurigae also had the less common traditional name Mahasim, from the Arabic المِعْصَم al-miʽşam “the wrist” (of the charioteer), which it shared with Theta Aurigae.

  • The official name for Zeta Auigae, Haedus I, is now Saclateni.
  • The official name for Eta Auigae, Haedus II, is now Haedus.
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18♊3819♊20Haedus I1°40′
19♊2720♊09Haedus II1°50′

Haedus II Astrology

Hoedus II has the nature of Mars and Mercury (high enterprise, combative, destructive.) [1]

Constellation Auriga

The constellation is said to give self-confidence, interest in social and educational problems, and happiness, but the danger of great vicissitudes. The native is fond of country life and may be a teacher or have the upbringing of young people. [1]

Auriga is one of the most fortunate constellations in the sky, but may still portend earthquakes if situated unfortunately as regards a solar eclipse. [2]

Eta Aurigae, Haedus II

Eta Aurigae (left), Zeta Aurigae (right) [Wikipedia]

Fixed Star Haedus I Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Haedus II: When rising, Haedus I and its companion Haedus II indicate a native who may be petulant and lascivious, one who is said to be involved in depraved and vicious desires. If other factors in the chart confirm these stars, the native’s whole appearance to others may be that of a lie, of a person who promises one thing but hides another thing in his heart. [2]

Drew Barrymore 0°03′, Napoleon II 0°07′, Elizabeth Dole 0°09′, Peter Hurkos 0°23′, Erica Jong 0°33′, Colby O’Donis 0°43′, Christina Applegate 0°53′, Donato Bilancia 0°58′.

Descendant conjunct Haedus II: Ancient astrologers asserted these two stars presaged cowards in battle and even suicide or other early death when setting (especially when the Descendant is also in square or opposition aspect to Saturn). When Mars is conjunct the Descendant as either Haedus I or Haedus II is setting, the indication is for religious fanaticism and ruin as a result of the resultant excesses. [2]

Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud 0°02′, Katherine Mansfield 0°03′, Doc Antle 0°04′, Gillian Helfgott 0°12′, Peter McNeeley 0°24′, Diana, Princess of Wales 0°29′, Dane Rudhyar 0°29′, Samuel Adams 0°31′, E. H. Sothern 0°36′, Linda Perry 0°52′, Jodie Foster 0°59′, Robert Duval 1°05′, Jimmy Bryan 1°05′, Tammy Faye Bakker 1°09′, Bernardo Provenzano 1°16′.

Midheaven conjunct Haedus II: Honors, especially in the field of military, sporting and political endeavors. [2]

Louisa May Alcott 0°21′, Kurt Daluege 0°34′, Kim Carnes 0°38′, Girgio Baglivi 0°39′, Gavin Newsom 1°07′.

Imun Coeli conjunct Hedus II: Michael Jackson 0°39′.

Sun conjunct Haedus II: Judy Garland 0°26′.

Moon conjunct Haedus II: John Maynard Keynes 1°28′ (and Mercury).

Mercury conjunct Haedus II: John Maynard Keynes 0°41′ (and Moon).

Venus conjunct Haedus II: Elon Musk 0°21′.

Pluto conjunct Haedus II: Isaac Newton 0°42′.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.29.
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.22.
  • All fixed-star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

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